Department of Forestry Records Guide
Record Series Descriptions
Kurth Bark Extraction Wax Process Patent Records
.25 cubic feet
Arrangement: alphabetical by subject, thereunder chronological by year
Series documents the patent and sale of rights to a process developed by the Oregon Forest Products Laboratory to extract wax from Douglas Fir Bark. Records include option agreements, correspondence, licensing committee minutes, work notes, laboratory report on bark extractives, and a marketing study. Subjects discussed in the correspondence include negotiations between the Forestry Department, the Forest Products Laboratory, M.W. Kellogg Co., and Canadian Forest Products, Ltd. to license and market the wax. Other topics covered by these records include patent rights, international and national marketing, forest products development, and Douglas Fir extractives.